Short Fiction Review: Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne

Title: Poison Dance (Midnight Thief #0.05) Author: Livia Blackburne Publisher: Lion’s Quill Press on September 12, 2013 Source: Library James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin’s Guild. Poison Dance is a prequel novella to Livia Blackburne’s recently released full-length novel, Midnight Thief, a title that’s been getting

Review: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (Earthseed #1) Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction Publisher: Grand Central Publishing on November 1, 1993 Source: Purchased When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. The year is 2024, and protagonist Lauren Olamina lives in a walled community in Southern California. Predominantly